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Dear Summit County Mental Health Providers,


This email contains several updates on Building Hope activities and resources available for supporting your practice.




Building Hope is planning our next provider mixer in the fall and are hoping conditions will allow us to hold a physically distanced, outdoor gathering. Please take this simple Doodle Poll to let us know your general timeframe preference: https://doodle.com/poll/gm2vun74waqiwy6c




Building Hope is continuing to expand group services through two of our programs


1) Reflect and Connect Café groups are meant to be simple, open format support groups available for local demographic cohorts that include basic psychoeducation and open discussion as primary components. These are paid at $100/hr group and will continue based on attendance.

a. Please reach out if you are interested in hosting a Reflect and Connect Café for a specific group or community or demographic.

b. Here is a link to our Reflect and Connect Group guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TqVSa-rxLndD014gePhmVuqLsTtFuLTZMyi64IVT6SE/

2) Groups sponsored by our Mini Grant Program are meant to be more formal in nature, with proposals required to be submitted providing plans encompassing curriculum, marketing to target demographic, processing, and data collection to measure results. These groups are meant to be more intensive in providing clinical care and intervention than our Reflect/Connect Café format.

a. We are looking for mini grant groups to be facilitated around the following areas of need: Anger management and non-reactivity, SUD in adolescents, DBT groups (during day time). Please reach out if you’re interested in conducting these groups.

b. Please reach out to Kellyn for more information on our mini-grant program and for an application.




Building Hope is hoping to partner with YOU to set up mental health screenings for SSD students


As we all know, our youth have been incredibly impacted by the isolation and stress that has accompanied the current state of affairs we are living in at this time. Over the past several years, the need for increased mental health support for our youth has become imminent. Building Hope is partnering with SSD, SBHC, and Private Providers to make sure that all students have a mental health screening and are aligned with the resources they need. We are starting this project at SMS and need your support. If you are interested in helping with this endeavor and learning more, please contact Kellyn Glynn at kellyn@buildinghopesummit.org. It takes a village and we are devoted to being there for our Summit kids!




Building Hope is hosting a new series of free events through our youth specific program called “The HYPE”


The HYPE is a new Building Hope youth connection program providing free activities and events for Summit youth ages 12-20 to combat the issue of social isolation. These events are free and fun, while providing connection and an opportunity to gain self-confidence and a stronger sense of self. See our events calendar to register for The HYPE events and stay up to date as more are added. Also check out our Instagram page!



Eagle Valley Behavioral Health (EVBH)  and Colorado Mountain Medical (CMM) are offering a dual diagnosis IOP for adolescents and adults in Eagle County

CMM offers seven Behavioral Health Providers, five therapists and two nurse practitioners, to work with short and long term behavioral/mental health concerns. Our goal is to treat mental health needs the same as physical health needs. We are here to support a journey to mind and body health with integrated care by offering individual, family, and couples outpatient therapy as well as an intensive outpatient program. We offer groups as well: anxiety support, bilingual (Spanish/English) anger management, and adolescent mood management. We offer appointments Monday through Saturday from 8am to 5pm both in-person and online via a telehealth program. Everyone on the team can work with patients who exhibit signs/symptoms of the following: anxiety, mood disorders, depression, personality disorders, psychosis, and trauma.

CMM accepts the following insurance carriers: Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Cigna, Cofinity, Humana, Kaiser, Medicaid, Medicare, Multiplan, Tricare, United. Please check our website for more billing information and call your insurance company for more information on behavioral health coverage. We work with people as needed if they do not have health care coverage by utilizing a local scholarship program (Olivia’s fund, through EVBH).

Lastly, CMM is standing up a Dual Diagnosis IOP for Youth. Contact Cathy Schneider for information: cathy.schneider@cmmhealth.com

Please see their website for more information: https://www.cmmhealth.org/services/behavioral-health


The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is hosting a free 90 minute webinar on “The Role of Connectedness in Preventing Suicide” 

Time: Monday, July 27th from 11:30am – 1pm.


Recorded Webinar: “Appreciating Race & Culture in Therapy: A Bridge to Promoting Better Mental Health Outcomes in Communities of Color”, held by Denver Public Health

This training is an innovative approach to infusing multiculturalism and social justice in mental health and its importance to working in communities of color. Clinicians, service providers, and case managers should expect a “challenge” to the current term of “cultural competence” and learn strategies that promote connection and healing. They will better understand the importance of cultural humility, broaching, and models of practice to gain a better perspective on how to overcome the inherent issues of power that are often amplified through race and culture.

This recording will be available to view until July 23rd. You can view it by following this link and entering this password: 4U&dNqv#


Recorded Webinar: “Elevating Voices for Long-Lasting Change: Town Hall on Supporting Mental Health in Communities of Color”, held by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Discover from expert panelists what drives mental health disparities in communities of color.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/AFSPnational/videos/720635978755410/


Recorded Webinar: “The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma and Fostering Resiliency”, hosted by Eagle Valley Behavioral Health

Dr. Stacie Freudenberg PhD, Clinical Psychologist with Bright Future Foundation, hosted a non-clinical, Trauma 101 type training. This training provided an overview of psychological trauma, how trauma can manifest in behaviors, thoughts, and actions, and what trauma looks like across the lifespan.

Link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PbA1kl3jhybPeTrImXe6RNUSDUACUMRj/view?usp=sharing


Two Recorded Webinars hosted by Colorado Dept of Human Services as part Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Challenges in Rural Communities: https://www.facebook.com/100791360004450/videos/456954441812050/

Mental Health Challenges that Veterans face: https://www.facebook.com/100791360004450/videos/708396289961777/


Please let me know if you have any questions or if Building Hope can support your practice in any way. Lastly, please update your availability on our website if it has changed (please email me directly to do so).